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3 Stocks That Could Make Huge Moves This Week
Solar City Solar City is the country’s largest installer and owner of solar power systems. The company reports earnings on Wednesday evening. Currently, 37% of Solar City’s shares are sold short. Solar City’s business model relies on heavy up-front costs in return for 20 year contracts from customers. That, combined with accounting methods that are unorthodox, has many betting against the company’s long-term success. Photo: SolarCity
Here’s What You Should Watch Over the Short Term SolarCity is expected to report a loss of $1.57 per share for the previous quarter. Analysts expect the company to have collected $90.2 million in sales for the previous quarter. For the full fiscal year, analysts are expecting the company to lose $6.32 per share on sales of $401 million. Over the Long Term CEO Lyndon Rive has stated that his goal is for the company to double its customer base every year. Last year at this time, it stood at 141,034. Total retained value has grown by 14% sequentially over the past year. If that rate keeps up, the company should have between $3.0 and $3.1 billion in retained value.
Outerwall Outerwall primarily operates kiosks—for coin returns and movie rentals—in grocery and convenience stores. The company is expected to report earnings on Thursday evening. Currently, 47% of Outerwall’s shares are sold short. One need only look to the ubiquity of Netflix to understand why investors aren’t too optimistic on the future for this DVD kiosk vendor. Photo: Outerwall
Here’s What You Should Watch Over the Short Term Outerwall is expected to announce $564 million in revenue for the previous quarter. The company is expected to have brought in $1.68 in earnings per share last quarter. For the full fiscal year, expectations are set for $2.4 billion in revenue and earnings of $8.41 per share. Over the Long Term Long term investors should look for trends in total rentals. Though Redbox generated more income during the first quarter of 2015, it was primarily due to lower costs and higher prices for customers. Overall rentals were down 13%.
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers focuses on the natural/organic food trend with small-footprint stores, primarily in the American West. The company is expected to report earnings on Thursday evening. Currently, 25% of Natural Grocer’s shares are sold short. As it stands, shares of the company trade for 35 times trailing earnings and 95 times trailing free cash flow. That expensive, especially when Whole Foods recently announced a new store concept that could compete directly with Natural Grocers. Photo: Natural Grocers
Here’s What You Should Watch Over the Short Term Analysts are expecting Natural Grocers to report revenue of $161 million for the previous quarter. They are also expecting earnings to come in at $0.15 per share for the previous quarter. For the next quarter, expectations are set for $164 million in sales with earnings of $0.14 per share. Over the Long Term Nothing is more important than same-store sales. Because Natural Grocers is expanding its store base rapidly, revenue will increase. However, same-store sales will let the investor know if the store concept has the strength to continually pull in higher revenue. Management forecasted same store growth of 5% to 8%.
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